News about the inevitable burn-out of the "Yellow Vests" protests, and what it tells us about politics in our time.
The "yellow vests" movement in France is a peasants' protest, with a modern twist that almost guarantees its failure. Just like the Occupy and Tea Party.
Summary: On Saturday thousands of women assembled to march for many, sometimes contradictory goals. Just like Occupy Wall Street and the Tea Party. This is modern America. As these photos show, the March consisted of fun street parties -- easily distinguished from serious political action. Street parties pretending to be political action are in vogue again. Just … Continue reading The young women trampled by the Women’s March
Summary: Iran's protests begin what might be the next transformative event in the turbulent history of the Middle East, perhaps ending its four decades-long attempt to roll back the clock of history. An expert in the area, Ellen Wald, explains what's happening and why. "In place of ideology, today’s Iranian protests simply demand change" By … Continue reading Has another revolution begun in Iran? Ellen Wald explains.
Summary: By now the true nature of the Berkeley protests should be obvious. But it's not, obscured by lies from both sides and the usual flood of hysterical commentary from the media. This post gives the short version. But the future is more important. What the Berkeley riot lacked shows a path to a better future for America. Political … Continue reading The Berkeley riot was a scene from Lord of the Flies, not a political event